Conferences & Events

ALA, its Divisions, Round Tables and Affiliates host many conferences, and in-person and online events to showcase cutting-edge developments in library advocacy, information literacy, and many other areas of interest.

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition unites librarians, authors, publishers, and more for the largest library event worldwide. Features top-quality education, key discussions on current issues, evolving library roles, and relevant legislative updates.

LibLearnX provides immersive learning for library professionals with workshops, bite-sized sessions, and tailored experiential formats tailored to various learning styles. Expand networks, celebrate peers, and honor authors at the Award ceremonies.

ALA Chapter & Affiliate Conferences

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The annual conference of the Rhode Island Library Association featuring guest speakers Raúl The Third and AASL President

Celebration Days & Promotional Events

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A nationwide celebration of books that reflect the experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, pansexual

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Find resources to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month in your school library.

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Find information and resources to celebrate National Immigrant Heritage Month with learners in your school library.

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Find information and resources to celebrate Audiobook Appreciation Month with learners in your school library.

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Library Card Sign-Up Month is a national public awareness campaign to emphasize the importance of a library card to a

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Banned Books Week, September 22-28, 2024.

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In an extension of the observance of Banned Books Week, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) designated

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Celebrate Your Friends Group Oct. 20-26, 2024, during the 19th annual National Friends of Libraries Week!

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Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the

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National Library Week, April 6-12, 2025, is a celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and

ALA Division Conferences

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The annual conference of the Rhode Island Library Association featuring guest speakers Raúl The Third and AASL President

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ACRL invites you to RBMS Momentum - Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections for an immersive exploration of how

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An immersive exploration of how we can leverage the invaluable lessons, experiences, and progress of the past three

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This interactive three-day virtual event will feature expert speakers on current topics facing library Trustees, Friends

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The Association for Library Service to Children's National Institute is a biennial conference for those serving children

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The AASL National Conference is the only national conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians.

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Host a Repair Café in Your Library

Your library can host a Repair Café or other community repair event to foster a culture of repair, reuse and resourcefulness.

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AASL Virtual Membership Meeting

AASL will hold its annual virtual membership meeting on Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m. Central. The membership meeting requires no official vote of AASL membership, so all school library professionals are invited to attend.

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Strengthening School Libraries through Community Partnerships

The Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project is a testament to what is possible when public, private, and community partners come together to transform libraries into safe, welcoming spaces that increase students’ access to books, improve their academic achievement, and inspire their imaginations.

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RBMS Momentum 2024

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ACRL invites you to RBMS Momentum - Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Special Collections for an immersive exploration of how we can leverage the invaluable lessons, experiences, and progress of the past three years to propel our profession towards greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and community engagement.

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RBMS 2024

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An immersive exploration of how we can leverage the invaluable lessons, experiences, and progress of the past three years to propel the profession towards greater equity, diversity, inclusivity, and community engagement.

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ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition: San Diego, June 27 - July 2, 2024. American Library Association

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

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Join us for top-quality education and best practices; featured thought leaders; and special programming for library professionals looking to further develop their libraries, communities, and careers!

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